• radiomanhead

    ★★★★½ Added by radiomanhead

    The Artist no engaña, es una sencilla y bonita película que tiene su base en una comedia romántica convencional, comercial, accesible y arriesgada al mismo tiempo, no digo arriesgada por lo que cuenta ni en el fondo, sino por las formas, pero esas formas me parecen geniales, sensibles, llena de buenos detalles, con una banda sonora apoteosica.

    Es cierto que la caída en desgracia del protagonista esta manejada de forma manipuladora (y eso le ha costado un punto) pero en…

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  • Gonçalo

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Gonçalo 02 Sep, 2014

    The film is really innovative and with a brilliant directing, but I couldn't feel the magic that I felt the first time I watched it. It's still a great film.

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  • Evan

    ★★★ Watched by Evan 01 Sep, 2014 8

    I liked the movie, but Best Picture...? Seriously!?

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  • UberReviews

    ★★★½ Watched by UberReviews 01 Sep, 2014

    The Artist felt like Hugo to me. Trying to give you a massive sense of nostalgia and wonder about cinema. While I still liked this, Hugo did it far better.

    7/10
    Blu-ray picture 8/10

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  • dr_exploitation

    ★★★½ Watched by dr_exploitation 10 Feb, 2012

    UCI Arrábida 20
    Price: 5€20

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  • Sara Williams

    ★★★½ Watched by Sara Williams 21 Aug, 2014

    I have little to no experience with silence films - something I have been trying to make up this month and I had to check out The Artist, which I remember being extremely talked about back in 2011. But was it talked about because it was good, or because it was a black and white silent film made in the 21st century? My guesses are, the second option is the one that aplies best. Not because it is a bad…

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  • Keith

    ★★★ Watched by Keith 24 Aug, 2014

    Does capture the feel of the silent movies and good performances. Also nice to see something different in this day and age. That being said I couldn't really get my head around the ending. Just felt a little forced.

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  • Andrew Nurmi

    ★★★★½ Watched by Andrew Nurmi 23 Aug, 2014

    I know I've been absent for a bit now, but I am back and ready to review 'The Artist'. Let me preface this review by saying I just don't like old movies that much. Yes, I have respect for the innovation of the time, but when we are HONESTLY looking at the overall quality of old movies, the acting was much worse and plots were nowhere near as good. That is just my simple and honest opinion. That being said,…

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  • fatpie42

    ★★½ Watched by fatpie42 24 Oct, 2012 5

    The intro very nearly won me over. We start off watching some kind of silent action thriller. The protagonist is being tortured for information by a machine with cheesy looking electrical effects. He then makes a daring escape. It was looking like the most exciting silent movie ever. From this moment on there would be no action sequences involving daring escapes. This is the fairly depressing tale about a silent movie star who is sidelined when talkies are introduced, but…

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  • kate bishop

    ★★★★ Watched by kate bishop 16 Aug, 2014

    I adore this. Initially, my first impression of the opening scene was that it was boring and a little too dry for my taste. But bit by bit, this film and how meta it is interested me enough to continue watching. I admire how the film posters in the background during certain scenes resonate with the emotions of the characters. It's simply beautiful in its symbolism. You really want to observe closely. I loved the scene when he poured his…

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  • Kamil

    ★★★★½ Watched by Kamil 09 Aug, 2014

    Wo andere Filme Millionen-schweres Budget für teure Leinwand-füllende Spezialeffekte ausgeben, gehen es einige andere Filme wesentlich minimalistischer aber mit einer nicht minder so gewaltigen Wirkung an. The Artist fällt in die zweite Kategorie und macht in Zeiten des Hollywood Blockbuster-Kinos etwas ganz ungewöhnliches: es gewinnt die Herzen seiner Zuschauer, indem es einen Stummfilm aus den 20er Jahren imitiert. Rückbesinnung aufs Alte heißt also die Devise und so wird nicht nur alles im 4:3 Schwarz-Weiß-Format gezeigt, es werden auch statt des…

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  • wfox

    ★★★½ Watched by wfox 02 Aug, 2014

    Interesting.
    Not my favourite.
    It's unlike movies today in that it is silent but the concept is by no means new; a man is taken down by hubris.
    blah blah blah.

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